Part II of selections from the “Music For Lovers” Valentine’s Day program, with John Kendall Bailey conducting the American Philharmonic-Sonoma County. ASPC is a fantastic community orchestra based in Santa Rosa, founded by music director Gabriel Sakakeeny.

This clip features Ralph Vaughan Williams gorgeous Serenade to Music, for 16 soloists and orchestra.
For this performance, the illustrious singers were:

Jillian Boye, Angela Cadelago, Erina Newkirk, Christa Pfeiffer, sopranos, Kelly Birch, Elana Cowen, Kate Davis, Darla Wigginton, mezzo-sopranos, Chris Corley, Mark Hernandez, Erich Wolf Strattman, Brian Thorsett, tenors, Sascha Joggerst, Jere Torkelsen, Igor Vieira, baritones; Cliff Romig, bass.

And the wonderful solo was played by concertmaster Evan Craves.


Elana Cowen performs with the Town Quartet “Must the winter come so soon?” from Vanessa by Samuel Barber. November 18th, 2012 at The Musical Offering in Berkeley, CA.  This was an Opera on Tap:  San Francisco event, as Ms. Cowen is a frequent performer with the ensemble.